Emergency ContactBook - 2019
&;Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.&; &;Rainbow Rowell
From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory&;perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I&;ve Loved Before.
For Penny Lee, high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she&;d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It&;s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can&;t wait to leave behind.
Sam&;s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he&;s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.
When Sam and Penny cross paths it&;s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch&;via text&;and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to, you know, see each other.
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Penny has finished high school and is headed to college to be a writer in Austin, Texas. All she wants to do is to get away from her boyfriend, mom, and her hometown. Sam works at a local cafe in Austin and is stuck in life in every way possible. His dream is to be a famous movie director. They meet in not in the typical "meet cute" way, but in an awkward collision. However, they swap numbers and begin a friendship through text while switching point of views between Penny and Sam. They share their fears, random thoughts, and dreams. All without having to see each other.
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